Mark Ferron's unique expertise has made him an authority when it comes to the intersection of energy, environment, finance and philanthropy. Ferron currently serves on the Board of Governors of the California Independent System Operator, which manages the high-voltage electricity system in California and parts of the west. He is also on the Board of Trustees of the Rocky Mountain Institute and is active with a number of environmental and other mission-driven organizations. From 2011 to 2014, Ferron was a Commissioner on the California Public Utilities Commission, focused on renewable energy, energy efficiency and resource adequacy. Before moving to California in 2009, he spent 25 years in global finance, banking and operations, including serving as chief operating officer for the Global Markets Division of Deutsche Bank in London.
Ferron holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from the University of Notre Dame and a master’s degree in economics from Stanford University.